7 Del. Admin. Code § 3200-3214 - Horseshoe Crab Annual Harvest Limit

Current through Register Vol. 24, No. 10, April 1, 2022

(Penalty Section 7 Del.C. § 2705 (b) )

1.0 The annual harvest limits for horseshoe crabs taken or landed in the State shall be determined in accordance with the annual sex-specific allocations identified in Addendum VII to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Horseshoe Crab.
2.0 When the Department has determined that 95% of an annual sex-specific horseshoe crab quota allocation has been landed, the Department shall establish, based on recent fishery performance and landings, a date and time to order that component of the horseshoe crab fishery closed. Horseshoe crabs of the component specified may not be taken during the remainder of the calendar year once closed by the Department.
3.0 Any overage in the State's annual horseshoe crab quota will be subtracted from the following year's horseshoe crab quota allocation.

Notes

7 Del. Admin. Code § 3200-3214
7 DE Reg. 220 (8/1/03)
10 DE Reg. 1029 (12/01/06)
11 DE Reg. 685 (11/01/07)
12 DE Reg. 975 (01/01/09)
14 DE Reg. 904 (03/01/11)
16 DE Reg. 1082 (04/01/13)

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